It’s a good alternative if you are allergic to regular perfumes, or feel they’re too synthetic or overpowering.
I enjoy making my own homemade perfumes for many reasons:
- They are far more economical than any perfume you buy in the shop, without smelling cheap and nasty.
- They don’t contain toxic chemicals hidden under the umbrella word “fragrance” in the list of ingredients.
- They are original. I often get people asking me: “What perfume are you wearing ? It smells divine! “
- Coconut oil moisturizes and protects the skin, whereas alcohol perfumes can irritate the skin—ever get that tingly feeling after you spritz?
- Regular perfumes contain chemicals that irritate people who have allergies and sensitive skin.
- They contain essential oils, which aid many skin conditions, as well as bring emotional balance and uplift your mood.
- Cream perfume makes a perfect gift for someone who needs some pampering.
- You can rub this perfume straight onto the skin to become a massage oil.
- Collect all the ingredients you will need: a small saucepan, essential oils, coconut oil, a spoon, and a small jar or tin.
- Scoop out 3 large tablespoons of coconut oil from the jar, and put into the saucepan. If you live in a warm climate, coconut oil may melt too easily. In this case, use cacao butter, bees wax, or your favorite moisturizer.
- Place this over gentle heat until the oil has completely tuned to liquid. Then set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Use caution when using oils such as cinnamon, as they can burn the skin when not diluted enough.
- Stir the mixture well, and pour into a jar or tin. Leave until cooled and solid.
- You are now ready to use your new perfume.